We Celebrate Mentors!
Mentor Henry Herndon, a Massachusetts native, has called New Hampshire his home since his college days at UNH. He currently works as the Director for Local Energy Solutions at Clean Energy NH in Concord. Henry has always had a passion for working with children and a generous drive toward community service. Being relatively new to NH, and with music and environmental advocacy as his life’s passions, he looked toward mentoring as an additional way of giving back to his local community.
Henry’s mentee, Sammy, was seeking attention and direction from having a positive male role model. Sammy comes from a refugee camp in Rwanda and was referred to the Friends Youth Mentoring Program with the hope he would experience enriching opportunities and gain beneficial influences in his life. Sammy’s a very kind and caring individual who sought to find a mentor with similar interest, including music, nature, and sports.
Henry and Sammy were matched this year by Friends Program staff so they could enjoy their passions and interests together to create a healthy and happy mentoring relationship. Henry has been a role model, a friend, and a helpful influence for Sammy in so many ways; such as signing him up for piano lessons, spending time outdoors (pictured), and encouraging his athletic talents.
Henry has done one of the most important things you can do for a child, genuinely care about them. He has been consistently successful in helping Sammy embrace new adventures and experiences throughout their time together.
What could you do to help a local young person? Call our youth mentoring team at (603) 228-0108 for more information or to register for an upcoming orientation.